J.M. (Mike) McEniry

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, J.M. (Mike) McEniry, loving father, husband, and friend to many, passed away peacefully with loved ones at his side at the age of 87.

Mike was born on April 27th, 1932, in Seattle, WA to James Arthur and Betty Braga McEniry.  He attended Garfield High School and proudly served as a pilot in the United States Marine Corps, retiring as a Major in 1976.  He married Darlene L. Gore in 1959 and together they had two children.  He remarried to the love of his life, Peggy L. Robinson in 1973 and gained three more children.

He excelled at many passions in his life, including flying, car racing, sailing, and writing.  However, the one that rose above all others was music.  An accomplished jazz vibist, he played gigs with his band, The Chamber Jazz Trio, right up until the last few weeks of his life.  Larger than life in both personality and actions, Mike lived a very full 87 years.  His infectious smile and gentle blue eyes will be fiercely missed by those that had the honor of knowing and loving him.

Mike was preceded in death by his daughter, Katherine Dale McEniry and wife of 35 years, Peggy Lou McEniry.  He is survived by his wife Catherine Anne Duesenberg-McEniry, sister Patricia Adel Love, his four children Debi, Woody, Scott, and Erik, his three grandchildren Anthony, Sidne, and Liam, and his two greatgrandchildren Noah and Natalie.

A Celebration of Life will be held this coming spring.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

One Response to “J.M. (Mike) McEniry”

  • Craig W Stewart says:

    Mike was one of a kind, a dear friend and fellow veteran. He had an infectious laugh and sense of humor, often at his own expense. He loved his family and spoke of them every time we met. He’s in a better place now playing his vibes and making friends. May he rest in peace. I will always remember him and smile.

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